The latest news, events and opportunities from MGH Global Health.
MGH Global Health Summer 2017 Newsletter
Kayanja Fellowship Builds Clinical Expertise in Uganda
Endowed by the Paiko Foundation through MGH Global Health, the Kayanja Fellowship at the Mbarara University of Science & Technology in Uganda supports post-graduate scholars in medicine and nursing. Dr. Prossy Bibangambah received her undergraduate medical degree at Mbarara University and returned to pursue specialist training in radiology.
CAMTech and GE Announce First Mile Challenge Winners
CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions launched the First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies and solutions to address clinical or community hardships in primary care. Sisu Global Health, a medical device company developing health technologies for emerging markets, won the $25k award for their low-cost auto-transfusion device, Hemafuse.
Nursing: A Global Profession
MGH Global Nursing and MGH Global Health recently hosted a public seminar for the 2016-17 Global Nursing Fellowship and to honor the contributions of Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Jeanette Ives Erickson to the field of global nursing.
2016-17 Global Nursing Fellows with Pat Daoust, Director of MGH Global Nursing (far left), Ives Erickson (center) and Marjorie and Dan Sullivan (far right), long-standing supporters of Mass General
Kara Olivier, Bethany Groleau, and Heidi Abendroth shared their experience in mentoring nurses to care for pediatric and adult cancer patients in Uganda. Mary Sebert and Sophia Harden detailed their work to improve wound care at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
In partnership with the Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences in Tanzania, Patricia Crispi and Jennifer Curran mentored new clinical instructors for the public hospital system in Dar es Salaam. Dawn Williamson and Christopher Shaw supported their colleagues in Tanzania to more effectively treat substance use disorders.
MGH Celebrates the 2017 Global Health Service Awardees
The 2017 Global Health Service Awards were announced by Dr. O'Neil Britton (Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President) at the 6th Annual Global Health Expo in May.
Dr. Annekathryn Goodman from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology received the Humanitarian Award for her longstanding commitment to patient care at home and abroad. Dr. Syed Mahmood from the Department of Medicine received the Rising Star Award for his advocacy and academic research with Rohingya refugees in India. Dr. Jason Harris from the Department of Pediatrics received the Excellence in Research Award for his research on cholera in Bangladesh and Haiti. Dr. Geren Stone from the Department of Medicine received the Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award for his training of future global health leaders as the Director of the MGH Global Medicine Residency Program.
Sponsored by MGH Global Health, the Global Health Service Awards honor individual contributions to reducing global health inequities and showcase the global reach of Mass General. The 2018 Global Health Service Award nomination process will open in March 2018.
Opportunities & Events
Durant Fellowship Golf Tournament
Supporting the Thomas S. Durant Fellowship for Refugee Medicine and health care professionals from Mass General to serve refugee populations and victims of complex humanitarian disasters.
Oyster Harbors Club
3rd Annual "Color Run" for Pediatric Cancer
In 2015, MGH Global Health launched the 5K Uganda Color Run for Cancer to raise awareness and funding for children with cancer. Through this event, which attracted 100 runners in 2015 and over 350 runners in 2016, the Color Run for Cancer has raised critical awareness in the community.
CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon
Are you a medtech innovator passionate about global health? Apply today for the 5th Annual CAMTech Uganda MedTech Hack-a-thon to develop innovative medical technologies that can improve neonatal and maternal health in low-resource settings.
Missioncraft explores the art and science of preparing and conducting field operations and enhances the skills required for field leaders in international disaster relief operations. The course is intended for medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters and serve as an team leader or medical coordinator.